Going to the cinema is one of my favourite things to do. It’s really nice to shut off from your worries and be completely engrossed in another world, even if it’s only for an hour or two. An unlimited cinema card is definitely the dream, but unfortunately I can’t see it happening anytime soon with my student budget.
When the lovely Suzanne from Hummingbird Communications invited me to go watch A Wrinkle in Time, I was so excited! I’d heard great things about the movie and couldn’t wait to see it for myself.
Lewis and I headed to the Vue cinema at Glasgow Fort. I love going to Glasgow Fort as I feel like you can really make a whole day out of going there. Parking is free so you won’t feel too guilty for not heading home till it’s dark. Not only is there a cinema, there is also loads of shops and restaurants too. I was very tempted to take a sneaky little visit to Hobbycraft and Wagamama before the cinema but managed to resist.
The Vue has 8 different screens. The cinema was very clean and well laid out. Being a Saturday night, it was pretty busy and there was a queue to get food. However, it didn’t take long to get to the front of the queue and all of the staff were very kind and attentive. The Vue offers more than just your average popcorn and fizzy drink counter. They also have a large pick n mix selection and a Ben and Jerry’s counter too!
With a large tub of popcorn in hand, we headed to screen 8 for our film. The seats within the cinema were comfy and spacious. I did notice that there were VIP seats a row ahead of us, and the website states that they offer more leg room and wider seats. Personally I didn’t see a problem with the seat I was in and found it comfy enough for me.
Now, on to the movie itself…
I haven’t read the book so didn’t have anything to compare the movie to but… I loved it. Until this movie, I had never heard of Ava DuVernay but her directing was brilliant. I can only hope to see more of her work in the future. The cast were a perfect fit for the movie, and the story flowed very well. I especially loved the lead character Meg and her younger brother. I felt myself rooting for them throughout the movie.
The movie celebrated diversity, female empowerment and bravery. These are all things I feel incredibly strong about, so obviously the movie got my seal of approval. Honestly, I was a bit confused when Reese Wetherspoon seemed to turn into a magical flying lettuce (yes, you heard that right), but all in all it was a great movie. I have a feeling I’ll be adding this to my neverending list of Disney movies to rewatch.
I’d definitely recommend going to see A Wrinkle in Time if you can! If you’re in the Glasgow area then do consider heading to Vue at Glasgow Fort to see it.
Have you already seen A Wrinkle in Time? I’d love to know what you thought of it too!
*Hummingbird Communications kindly gifted the tickets to me in exchange for A Wrinkle in Time review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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